Campsites in Devon

Camping in Devon offers over 2,500 square miles of unspoilt coastline, rugged moorland and abundant wildlife. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or something more active, Devon’s diversity offers something for every type of camper. See more.

Slapton Sands

Slapton sands

Our Slapton Sands campsite has all the ingredients for the perfect family beach holiday. Located on the stunning South Devon Heritage Coast, our Slapton Sands campsite commands a quiet, rural setting with a short 10 minute walk to the beach.

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Great site for couples
Top site for pubs
Top site for beaches
Great site for couples

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

This campsite offers a range of activities from walking and cycling to sailing and surfing. There are beaches aplenty - Blackpool Sands is within walking distance – Slapton Sands, Beesand Beach and Hall Sands are a short drive away.

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Top site for beaches

Lynton

Lynton

Lynton campsite sits above the Exmoor coast, the highest coastline in England and Wales, and is a stone’s throw from the seaside resort of Lynton. This campsite has beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and panoramic views over the Wales estuary.

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Site within National Park
Top site for beaches
Top site for photography
Site within National Park
Top site for beaches

California Cross

California Cross

You’ll find our California Cross campsite in South Hams, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campsite is between the sandy beaches of South Devon’s Heritage coast and the dramatic landscape of the Dartmoor National Park.

Top site for pubs
Top site for pubs

Tavistock

Tavistock

Fabulous views with numerous walking and cycling opportunities await those camping at our lovely Tavistock Club campsite in Devon. This pretty site lies on the central western boundary of Dartmoor National Park - perfect for a walk with your furry friend.

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Site within National Park
Top site for cycling
Top site for dogs
Top site for photography
Site within National Park
Top site for cycling
Top site for dogs

Umberleigh

Umberleigh

Our Umberleigh Club campsite in the Taw Valley is surrounded by rolling hills and meadows and is close to the moors and beaches of north Devon. This peaceful family-friendly site enjoys a rural location with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

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Top site for dogs
Top site for fishing
Top site for play area
Top site for dogs

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Things to do: Camping in Devon

Home to some of the country’s best beaches, delicious cream teas and sweet scrumpy cider, Devon is a popular destination for campers. Explore charming villages, seaside resorts and sprawling national parks in this stunning area of the South West.


On the moorlands

Despite both having craggy moorland, meandering rivers and idyllic villages, Devon is home to two very different national parks – Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Officially designated national park status in 1954, the Exmoor National Park covers over 267 square miles of rocky moorland, luscious woodland, slanted valleys and dramatic coastal cliffs. Strap on your walking boots and follow the pathway of the South West Coastal Path, stopping to gape at the natural wonder that is the Valley of the Rocks. Opened in 1890, the Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway is the steepest water powered railway in the world and offers breath-taking views of the Devonshire coastline.

Teeming with wild woodland, winding rivers, overgrown moorland and idyllic hamlets, the Dartmoor National Park is a diverse landscape in the heart of Devon. Explore over 1000 years of religious history at Buckfast Abbey, part of an active Benedictine monastery in the riverside village of Buckfast. Pack a lunch and spend a day at Dartmoor’s family-owned zoological park, home to a wide array of animals including lions, tigers, zebras and snakes.

Devon offers an extensive network of public footpaths and bridal ways through farmland and woodland. If you’re looking to marry your camping trip with a long-distance ramble, follow the entirety of the Two Moors Way. The pathway stretches over 100 miles, from Ivybridge on the southern boundary of Dartmoor, to Lynmouth on the north coast of Exmoor.


Devonshire coastline

Bordered by Dorset and Cornwall to the east and west, Devon has two varied, spectacular stretches of shoreline – north and south. Boasting vast national parks and distinct heritage beaches, Devon’s coastline rivals any other in the UK.

Whether you’re seeking an adventure-filled trip or a relaxing getaway, Devon’s north coast is an ideal location for your next camping trip.

The South West Coastal Path begins at the charming Edwardian seaside resort of Minehead, and traces around the tip of the Hartland Heritage Coast and down into Cornwall. Take the kids to the Milky Way Adventure Park, home to heart-pumping rollercoasters, mini golf, archery and a brand new gravity rider.

Covering over 337 square kilometres of untamed coastline, fascinating history and family resorts, South Devon was officially labelled an Area of Outstanding Beauty in 1960.

Explore the beloved holiday home of revered author Agatha Christie, Greenway House, set in a stunning setting on the banks of the River Dart. Wander across the shore at low tide, or ride a sea tractor at high tide, out to Burgh Island. A tidal island just off the coast at Bigbury-on-Sea, Burgh Island is famed as the backdrop for Christie’s iconic mystery novel, And Then There Were None.


Top things to do in Devon

With a diverse array of activities available ranging from golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing, Devon is a fantastic place for the outdoor enthusiast. For those in search of rest and relaxation, Devon also has plenty to offer. Here are five things to do on your next camping trip in Devon:

1. Valley of the Rocks

Running parallel to the west coast of Lynton, the Valley of the Rocks is arguably Devon’s most dramatic natural attraction and an essential visit when staying at our Lynton Club Site. Noted for its herd of playful goats, fascinating geology and unparalleled views, these coastal cliffs are among the highest in Britain.

2. South Devon Railway

Meandering through the unspoilt Devonshire countryside, the South Devon Railway is a multi-award winning steam railway and is a unique way of exploring this stunning area of the South West. Climb aboard an original steam-powered train and follow the former railway, built in 1872, through the sloping valley of the River Dart between Totnes and Buckfastleigh. The South Devon Railway is around 10 miles from our California Cross Club Site.

3. Dartmouth Castle

For over 600 years, the imposing fortress of Dartmouth Castle has guarded the charming port-town of Dartmouth and the nearby entrance to the Dart Estuary. Climb to the top of the battlement for panoramic views of the bustling town below. The castle was involved in the Civil War and continued in service right up until the Second World War. Dartmouth Castle is within walking distance of our Dartmouth Club Site.

4. Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Situated in the Roman cathedral city of Exeter, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum is a fascinating day out for the whole family. Founded in 1868 and housed in a Gothic Revival building, the museum is home to significant collections in diverse areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, archaeology and geology.

5. Exmoor Zoo

Home to the only pair of black leopards on exhibit in the UK, Exmoor Zoo is a conversation centre near the village of Bratton Fleming on the outskirts of the Exmoor National Park. Opening its doors in 1993, today you can come face to face with friendly creatures such as cheetahs, monkeys, wallabies and snakes. Exmoor Zoo is a short drive from our Umberleigh Club Site.


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